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The Caldecott Medal is awarded by the ALSC to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. This annual award has been presented every year since 1938. It is named after Randolph Caldecott, a 19th century English illustrator, who was known for his picture book illustrations.
The John Newbery Medal is an annual award of the ALSC. It was first awarded in 1922. The Newbery Medal "...honors the author of the year's most outstanding contribution to children's literature." The award is named after a highly regarded 18th century English publisher and bookseller.
Provides reading list suggestions broken down by grade level from the American Library Association and Reading is Fundamental, Inc.
Finding it hard to keep up with all of the series out there? Check out this database, which contains over 36,000 books in 4,900 series titles that are classified into three audiences:
Juvenile Easy [JE] – for birth through 2nd grade readers
Juvenile [J] – for 2nd through 6th grade readers
Young Adult [YA] – for 6th through 12th grade readers
Try NoveList K-8!
You can find read-alikes for authors, books, or series that you enjoy! (BCCLS library card required if accessed outside the library.) This tool is designed for students in grades K-8 and offers reading lists, searchable lists of award-winning titles, series coverage, curriculum support, and the ability to search for books by a variety of criteria including Lexile scores, subject, author, popularity, and more.
Looking for reading material that meets the newly adopted Common Core State Standards?
- Common Core Standards Grade K-1 Text Exemplars
- Common Core Standards Grade 2-3 Text Exemplars
- Common Core Standards Grade 4-5 Text Exemplars
- Scholastic Books for Common Core: Nonfiction
- Scholastic Books for Common Core: Literature